NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs on Wednesday in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator round at Eden Gardens. Now, the team will face off Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 round.
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Put on bat first, Kolkata Knight Rider’s team gave a target of 169 runs on Thursday while Kolkata bowlers limit Rajasthan to 144/4 to register easy win.
KKR bowlers clinched Piyush Chawla (2/24), Kuldeep Yadav (1/18), Prasidh Krishna (1/28) to ease past RR team. Sanju Samson (50) and skipper Ajinkya Rahane (46) contributed 62 runs for Rajasthan but their efforts couldn’t help the team to win against the opponent side.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi partnership of 47 runs gave team a great beginning to their chase in starting overs. In the final powerplay over, Piyush Chawla took the wicket of Rahul Tripathi when he was at a score of 20. His innings comprised of two sixes.
Captain Ajinkya Rahane took the score of team ahead with Sanju Samson. Both the batsman finished fifty-run mark to RR score above 100-runs in the 13th over.
Requiring 40 off 12 balls, Rajasthan Royals team could make only 15 runs in IPL 11. Prior, Skipper Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell give life to Kolkata Knight Rider’s team with terrific batting to put challenging score of 169/7 runs on board.
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In 8 overs of match, Kolkata Knight Riders were in dilemma after their four batsmen were sent back to the pavilion at a score of 51 runs. Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana clinched 4, 18, 3, 3 score. Krishnappa Gowtham clinched 2 wickets and gave 15 runs. Bolwers Jofra Archer and Ben Laughlin took two wickets each.
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